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Sontiq’s™ Dale Dabbs Honored as Most Admired CEO

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Sontiq, an enterprise high-tech security and identity protection company, today announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Dale Dabbs, has earned recognition as one of Maryland’s 2019 Most Admired CEOs by The Daily Record.

“I am honored to be recognized and placed on The Daily Record’s Most Admired CEOs list, and I truly believe my success is reflective of the culture and team we’ve built here at Sontiq,” said Dale Dabbs, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sontiq. “I am thankful to work with such an outstanding and dedicated group of colleagues, each of whom take great pride in not only delivering award-winning and world-class service to our partners and customers on a daily basis, but also giving back to the communities in which we live and work.”

The Daily Record created the Most Admired CEOs awards program to recognize talented business CEOs and nonprofit executive directors throughout Maryland for their leadership and vision. The winners were selected based on professional accomplishments, community service, and letters of reference submitted by co-workers, board members and community leaders showing the CEO’s leadership and vision.

“Dale is an authentic leader focused on creating dynamic, collaborative environments that fuel innovation for not only Sontiq, but the identity theft industry,” said Angie Barnett, President and CEO of Better Business Bureau serving Greater Maryland, in her letter of recommendation to The Daily Record. “Dale is a strong leader who believes in his leadership team and empowers his team to drive innovation and equips them with the support needed to execute upon meaningful, strategic projects.”

Dabbs has led Sontiq for over nine years and has created a strategic vision that propels the company, and its brands – EZShield and IdentityForce – to groundbreaking product development and significant revenue growth. This has been achieved by Dale’s leadership and strategic focus on helping businesses and individuals be less vulnerable to the financial and emotional consequences of identity theft. Under his leadership, Sontiq has introduced best-in-class identity theft protection and mobile cybersecurity solutions that truly elevate the industry and the tangible value around proactively addressing identity crimes and providing 100 percent piece of mind through EZShield Restoration. Dabbs has instilled a dedication to community involvement company-wide, encouraging Sontiq team members to be active in community organizations and initiatives — leading by example with his long-time support of Better Business Bureau and United Way programs. Dabbs has previously been named a One World Identity (OWI) Top 100 Influencer in Identity for 2019, and has multiple honors as a finalist for EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

About The Daily Record

Celebrating 131 years of journalistic excellence, The Daily Record is a multimedia news source that publishes a print and online edition five days a week and breaks news daily on its website, In addition, The Daily Record publishes more than 30 special products a year including Path to Excellence: A Women’s Guide to Business, Doing Business in Maryland, Be What I Want to Be and Expanding Opportunities. The Daily Record also honors leading Marylanders through 10 annual awards events including Maryland’s Top 100 Women, Influential Marylanders and Most Admired CEOs. Daily Record is part of BridgeTower Media, one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies with 44 print and digital publications in more than 20 U.S. markets. For more information, visit

About Sontiq

Sontiq, headquartered in Nottingham, Maryland, is a high-tech security and identity protection company arming businesses and consumers with award-winning products built to protect what matters most. Sontiq’s brands, EZShield and IdentityForce, provide a full range of identity monitoring, restoration, and response products and services that empower customers to be less vulnerable to the financial and emotional consequences of identity theft and cybercrimes. Sontiq is a portfolio company of the Wicks Group. Learn more at or engage with us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or YouTube.

About Wicks

The Wicks Group is a private investment firm based in New York City that invests in lower middle market information businesses that create and deliver niche content and services to the business, consumer and education markets. Since its founding in 1989, Wicks has invested over $1 billion of capital in more than 30 platform companies and approximately 100 add-on acquisitions. The firm has applied a consistent investment strategy since its founding, partnering with high-quality, experienced management teams to build businesses organically and through acquisitions. Learn more at

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